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Old 01-13-2011, 12:39 PM
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Default PT9 and the Mackie Onyx 1640i

My current set-up is PT LE 8.0cs3 MBox 2 Mini. However, I have new PC, Win-7 and want to upgrade on that to PT9. I also want to do better than the MBox 2 mini for the interface. I'm wondering if anyone knows if the Mackie Onyx 1640i can serve as the interface to replace the MBox?

I believe it can, but I want to be sure.

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Old 01-13-2011, 02:32 PM
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Default Re: PT9 and the Mackie Onyx 1640i

I wish I had the answer for sure but from what I understand is that the mackie will come up as a m-audio 2626 firewire which again from what I've heard works well. I hope someone chimes in that has one and will share their experience.
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:56 PM
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My current set-up is PT LE 8.0cs3 MBox 2 Mini. However, I have new PC, Win-7 and want to upgrade on that to PT9. I also want to do better than the MBox 2 mini for the interface. I'm wondering if anyone knows if the Mackie Onyx 1640i can serve as the interface to replace the MBox?

I believe it can, but I want to be sure.

Thanks
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I am currently using the Mackie Onyx 1640i as my PT9 interface. It works great! I can track 16 tracks simultaneously with 32 sample buffer for over an hour with no glitches! I've only tested 44.1 24-bit so far, but With my MBox 2 Mini the lowest buffer I can run reliably is 512.

PT9 does in general have some issues with ASIO drivers. It can be difficult to switch buffer sizes. You have to adjust it at the driver (outside of PT9), then adjust it in PT9, and it may take a few PT9 restarts. But then it works beautifully!

Note my system specs in my signature. I have a pretty weak system, and it still works great! Just make sure wireless and bluetooth are disabled and you should be fine.
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I wish I had the answer for sure but from what I understand is that the mackie will come up as a m-audio 2626 firewire which again from what I've heard works well. I hope someone chimes in that has one and will share their experience.
Actually in PT9 it comes up as Loud ASIO. It's probably the PT8 M-Powered version where is comes up as the M-Audio 2626 Firewire. Anyway, I'm really happy with mine in PT9.
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Actually in PT9 it comes up as Loud ASIO. It's probably the PT8 M-Powered version where is comes up as the M-Audio 2626 Firewire. Anyway, I'm really happy with mine in PT9.
Good to know. Thanks.
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:52 AM
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Thanks folks! That's just what I wanted to know.
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Default Re: PT9 and the Mackie Onyx 1640i

I was considering buying this thing !!!! and here I read your post ... now I am surely buying this 1640i just I didnt get a clear answer ...
1: Can I get rid of my Mbox2 and just use the 1640i as a sound card for PT9 ??
2: How many monitors can I get out of this 1640i

Waiting ....
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:28 PM
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Default Re: PT9 and the Mackie Onyx 1640i

Mackie have been having a lot of problems with their drivers for Windows 7.

Their forum is very useful for more information :)
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:47 AM
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Default Re: PT9 and the Mackie Onyx 1640i

Hey there!!

The Mackie Onyx 1640i is great, BUT many people have troubles with PT9, getting it work proberly!!

Check this out:
http://duc.avid.com/showthread.php?t=293860

I solved my troubles with a straight start-up procedure, as described in the above thread, and i hope that they (mackie and avid) will bring out new drivers soon, to get rid of this interface-droppings and stuff!!

@DJBechara: Look at the mackie-Homepage, there´s all the info you´d need....you can make plenty of monitor-mixes, cause you have 6 seperate aux-channels, one headphone out and one control-room out, 4 subgroup-outs, 1 mono out......
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:35 AM
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Default Re: PT9 and the Mackie Onyx 1640i

dREAD if you could help me out !! :) cause I am not being able to get the differences ...
I just want to know the main difference between the 1620i and 1640i !!
and how many monitors can I get out of each ones Please :)
Plus do they have the same built-in sound card ??

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